Slow flow Your blood platelet flow is like the M25: a never-ending motorway. And sugar is the number one cause of congestion. When red blood cells clump together, oxygen delivery is reduced, resulting in fatigue, says nutritionist David Parker.
Speed up The European FSA found fruit and vegetable juice helps blood cells float freer. Go for Sirco juice (sircoheart.com).
Slow flow For healthy deep sleep, too many carbs are a bad thing. During 12-3am your body cleanses, rejuvenates and repairs,says Tailor. If your bloodstream is loaded with carbs, your sleep suffers.
Speed up Reach for a loaf packed with alkaline pumpkin flax and sunflower seeds to balance carbs. Do not pass go, do not collect insomnia.
Slow flow when stressed, your body produces the acidic hormone cortisol. A surge of this is useful for short-term crisis management, but continued release means blood becomes gluey, causing further stress, says blood analyst Geeta Tailor.
Speed up Get the chocs out. Cocoa flavonoids help your body process nitric oxide critical for healthy blood flow. Make it 75% cocoa.
Slow flow Food digestion creates minerals or waste. If your body needs more acid to break down waste, this hangs around in the middle of your motorway, attacking the central reservation (bones). One of the biggest culprits is excessive milk.
Reduce your dairy intake not all calcium has to come from a cow. Chickpeas, parsley and spinach all pack a punch.
Don’t default to protein shakes for your entire tank of muscle fuel too many will restrict your flow. Multiple protein shakes generate acid ash, says Tailor. Too much ash slows blood flow.
Speed up When soaked in water overnight, two handfuls of macadamia nuts are an excellent source of clean protein. It increases their alkalinity, leading to better absorption.
Slow flow Excessive alcohol consumption makes blood clot, creating blockages in the capillaries of your sex organs resulting in sperm which is tired, slow and less than it once was. Much like you after a heavy Friday night.
Speed up Combine your beer with a carbbased salad for dinner. Grains like quinoa are great sources of sperm-building B vitamins.
HOW D’OXYVA CAN HELP?
D’OXYVA is the only fully noninvasive, completely painless transdermal (over-the-skin) microcirculatory solution that has been clinically tested to significantly improve microcirculation.
The improvement of microcirculation, i.e., blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, benefits one’s health, immune system and overall sense of well-being in a variety of ways.